Les Ackie is the Director for Family, Children’s and Possibilities Ministries at the British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and has worked in pastoral ministry for twenty-seven years. He graduated from Newbold College in 1995 and pastored various churches in the South England Conference prior to serving as Director for Family Ministries in the SEC for seven years.
Along with his wife Irma, he graduated as an Adventist Certified Family Life Educator in 2007. They have enjoyed opportunities to present together at home and abroad on marriage, parenting, family as well as emotional and relational well-being.
Les is a counsellor and authorised trainer for the premarital and marital enrichment tool Prepare Enrich. In 2021, he graduated with a DMin doctorate in Family Ministry from Andrews University. He has been privileged to return to Newbold as a guest lecturer in the area of Pastoral Psychology and Counselling.
Les and Irma have been married for twenty-seven years and they have two children, Maleah (22) and Marlon (17).